English is such a tough language to master. There are more exceptions to the rules than rules. It's no wonder there are so many blunders. We hope this creative copy from travel and dining brochures from around the world will put a smile on your face.
Italian hotel brochure: This hotel is renowned for its peace and solitude. In fact, crowds from all over the world flock here to enjoy its solitude.
Polish tourist brochure: As for the tripe served you at the Hotel Monopol, you will be singing its praises to your grandchildren as you lie on your deathbed.
Swiss menu: Our wines leave you nothing to hope for.
Spanish hotel ad: The provision of a large French widow in every room adds to visitors' comfort.
Athens hotel: A superb and inexpensive restaurant. Fine food expertly served by waitresses in appetizing forms.
On the menu: Bowels in sauce. (Tripe!) Chopped up cow with wire through it. (Shish-kebob) Buttered saucepans and fried hormones - Japan Cold shredded children and sea blubber in spicy sauce - China Dreaded veal cutlet with potatoes in cream - China Rainbow Trout, Fillet Streak, Popotoes, Chocolate Mouse - Hong Kong Teppan Yaki, Before Your Cooked Right Eyes - Japan
Hong Kong Tailor Shop: Ladies may have a fit upstairs.
Bangkok Dry Cleaners: Drop your trousers here for best results.